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Children of Incarcerated Parents A Handbook for Researchers and Practitioners

ISBN-10: 0877667683
ISBN-13: 9780877667681
Edition: 2010
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Description: For the nearly 2 million children in the United States whose parents are in prison, caretaking necessary for optimal development is disrupted. These vulnerable youth--a population that has shot up 80 percent in the last 20 years--are more likely to  More...

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Book details

Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: Urban Institute Press
Publication date: 11/16/2010
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 364
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.342
Language: English

For the nearly 2 million children in the United States whose parents are in prison, caretaking necessary for optimal development is disrupted. These vulnerable youth--a population that has shot up 80 percent in the last 20 years--are more likely to experience learning difficulties, poor health, and substance abuse, and eventually be incarcerated themselves. Addressing the needs of children with imprisoned parents is urgent from corrections, child welfare, health care, and education perspectives. Children of Incarcerated Parents integrates a diverse literature, pulling together rigorous scholarship from criminology, sociology, law, psychiatry, social work, nursing, psychology, human development, and family studies. Researchers, practitioners, and policymakers will find in this volume here new directions for research and policies that will improve these children's life chances.

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